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The Maniac Responsible

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A brutal crime, a police search for "the maniac responsible," a reporter-young, but already cyncial-with a bouncy girl neighbor: out of these elements Robert Gover has fashioned a fascinating new novel to follow his sensational success with One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding. A witty, original use of the classic mystery story form, The Maniac Responsible continues the pat ...more
Hardcover, 222 pages
Published January 1st 1963 by Grove Press
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Oct 29, 2009 Jim Cherry rated it really liked it
Writers have been trying to explain serial killers for about 50 years or so now. We’re shocked at how “normal” they appear and how we expect murderers to be evident to us upon sight. We believe they should appear on sight to be “the mad man running down the lane” to visibly and noticeably be a deviant, sex maniac, a psychopath. We should be able to discern the maniac responsible, and how we can get it wrong.

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